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Archive for year: 2021

New Fire In Custer Gallatin National Forest Reported

UPDATE: Forest officials are asking that people stop flying drones near wildland fires. Aircraft helping suppress the Shedhorn Fire have twice grounded because of safety issues resulting from drone incursions into the fire area.  A second day of aircraft being grounded – including tankers, helicopters, and air attack – is resulting in in...

3 Wolves Killed During 1st Week Oh Hunting Season

The most viewed wolf pack in the world lost three of its members to Montana hunters in Yellowstone National Park during the first week of the hunting season in September. In a press release Monday, Park Superintendent Cam Sholly said these wolves are part of the park’s balanced ecosystem and represent one of the special parts of the park...

Senator Tester Details Potential Clean Energy Future In Montana

The vote on the trillion-dollar infrastructure bill is set for Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives. Montana’s Jon Tester one of the Senators who helped negotiate the bill recently explained how its clean energy investments would help Montana move away from carbon energy. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/9-2...

NTSB Ordered To Investigate Amtrak Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has been called in to investigate the Amtrak crash near Joplin this past weekend. The Board’s Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg held a press conference Monday in Chester where he provided an outline of how long the investigation will take. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/9-28_737...

Wildfire Update For 9/27/21

As of Monday afternoon there were 11 active large fire incidence in Montana and there have been 36 new fire starts since Governor Greg Gianforte was last briefed last week. Approximately 54 residences have been lost this year to date with one structure lost in the last week in the Horsethief Fire. That is the top priority fire currently burnin...

Lane-Filtering To Become Legal In Montana Next Month

Montana is the third state to legalize “lane filtering,” which goes into effect October 1st. According to MTN News Senate Bill 9 allows drivers of two-wheeled motorcycles to overtake stopped or slow-moving vehicles at a speed not greater than 20 miles per hour in order to “filter” between lanes of stopped traffic travel...

FWP Taking Public Comments For Hunting Proposals

This year’s proposed changes to deer and elk hunting regulations by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks are on a scale unlike anything sportsmen have ever seen before as FWP looks for ways to combine hunting districts and simplify license structures for the upcoming biennial season-setting session. The first draft of the proposed changes has...